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Bryce W. Moir - The Black Friars of Edinburgh

Hardback. A good plus copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Ownership inscription. 96 pages. Frontispiece and two other full-page illustrations. The story of Edinburgh's black friars from 1230 to 1560 when they were dispersed at the Reformation.
Published : T. And A. Constable, Edinburgh 1911, First Edition
£15.00

Bryce William Moir - The Scottish Grey Friars Vol.I History and Vol.II Documents

Hardback. A very good two volume set in the original light brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. A little edge and end-paper foxing. Vol.I,pp.xii,492. Vol.II,pp.xii,538 + errata page. Illustrations, plans and reproductions of documents. Both volumes partly unopened.
Published : William Green & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1909, First Edition
£100.00

Bucceroni Januario - Institutiones Theologiae Moralis Secundum Doctrinam S. Thomae et S. Alphonsi

Hardback. A good two volume set in quarter vellum bindings. Some wear to board edges. Stamp of a church on title page of each volume. Vol. 1, 624 pages. Vol. II,578 pages. One or two small marginal markings.
Published : Ex Typographia Augustiniana, Rome 1900, Editio Quarta
£25.00

Buchan John & Smith George Adam - The Kirk in Scotland 1560-1929

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark red cloth with title and burning bush emblem in gilt on front board and slightly faded title on spine. No inscriptions. 4 illustrations including frontispiece. 244 pages. "This book has been prepared at the request of the leaders of the Church of Scotland who desired to have in some popular form a memorial of the great events of last year." Buchan wrote two of the three chapters.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton 1930, First Edition
£14.00

Bunsen Christian Charles Josias - The Constitution of the Church of the Future. a Practical Explanation of the Correspondence with the Right Honourable William Gladstone on the German Church, Episcopacy and Jerusalem. With a Preface, Notes and the Complete Correspondence

Hardback. A very good plus copy in blind decorated brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine. The front fixed end-paper has a small circular label bearing the printed initials "T G". The book was purchased at the sale of the Gladstone library at Fasque and this copy probably belonged to William Gladstone's elder brother, Thomas. Pp.liv,321 + adverts. In the book Baron Bunsen, the German diplomat and scholar sets out his view as to the best constitution for the German protestant church. He recommended a system which was essentially, presbyterian although with an episcopal headship. He held up the constitution of the episcopal church of America as the best type to follow because it contained personal rule organically allied to the free power of the laity. In his letters, (written from Fasque), Willaiam Gladstone upheld the traditional episcopacy of the Church of England. A lovely copy of a book which is scarce in first edition.
Published : Longman Brown Green and Longmans, London 1847, First Edition
£230.00

Burns, Rev. Thomas - Church Property : The Benefice Lectures

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xv,275. Described as "a mine of information" on the Records and Properties of the Church of Scotland.
Published : George A. Morton/Simpkin,Marshall & Co, Edinburgh /London 1905, First Edition
£15.00

Calderwood David - The History of the Kirk of Scotland Volume IV

Hardback. A very good copy in black, blind-stamped, cloth lettered in gilt. Small ownership inscription.Unopened. Pp.xix,732. This volume covers the years 1584 to 1588. This eight volume history was completed by Calderwood in 1627.
Published : Wodrow Society, Edinburgh 1843, First Edition Thus
£30.00

Calderwood David - The History of the Kirk of Scotland Volume V

Hardback. A very good copy in black, blind-stamped, cloth lettered in gilt. Small nicks in cloth at head of spine. Small ownership inscription. Unopened. Pp.xxv,775. This volume covers the years from 1589 to 1599. Calderwood completed his history in 1627.
Published : Wodrow Society, Edinburgh 1844, First Edition Thus
£30.00

Calderwood David - The History of the Kirk of Scotland Volume VII

Hardback. A good copy in black, blind-stamped, cloth lettered in gilt. One inch closed tear in cloth at head of spine and small tear at foot of spine. Neat ownership inscription. Unopened. Pp.xx,638. This volume covers the years 1609 to 1625. Calderwood completed his eight volume history in 1627.
Published : Wodrow Society, Edinburgh 1845, First Edition Thus
£28.00

Calderwood David - The History of the Kirk of Scotland Volume VIII

Hardback. A very good copy in black, blind-stamped, cloth lettered in gilt. Neat ownership inscription. Pp.xxxii,311,171,xxxvi. This final volume of the eight volume history contains an Appendix, an Index to the first seven volumes, a separate Index to the Appendix and a life of the author by the Rev. Thomas Thomson.
Published : Wodrow Society, Edinburgh 1849, First Edition Thus
£30.00

Cameron Annie I. - The Apostolic Camera and Scottish Benefices 1418-1488

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Small ownership inscription. Pp.xciv,378. There is an introductory study of the relevant papal administration and procedure followed by a calendar of all the entries relating to Scotland in the Registers of the Apostolic Camera from the succession of Martin V to the death of James III.
Published : Published for St. Andrews University By Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press 1934, First Edition
£15.00

Cameron Annie I. - The Apostolic Camera and Scottish Benefices 1418-1488

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. A little edge foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.xciv,378. "The text is a Calendar of all the entries relating to Scotland in the Registers of the Apostolic Camera from the succession of Martin V to the death of James III: the introductions are studies in the relevant papal administration and procedure."
Published : Published for St. Andrews University By Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press 1934, First Edition
£15.00

Carver Martin (Editor) - The Cross Goes North : Processes of Conversion in Northern Europe, AD 300-1300

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Slight spine lean. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,588. Numerous plates and figures. Deals with the process of conversion of the Northern Europeans to Christianity over a 1000 year period.
Published : York Medieval Press 2003, First Edition
£50.00

Chalmers John A. - Tiyo Soga: A Page of South African Mission Work

Hardback. A very good copy in a full tree calf binding. Five raised bands to spine which is attractively decorated in gilt and with a red title-piece lettered in gilt. Wear to one board tip. Marbled edges. Previous owner's inscription on front end-paper. Pp.viii,488 + 4 pages of Notices of the first edition. Frontispiece photograph of Tiyo Soga with beneath it an inscription by him: "Yours Most Sincerely. Tiyo Soga." Soga ws a native South African and an eminent Christian missionary.
Published : Andrew Elliot, Edinburgh 1878, Second And Revised Edition
£90.00

Chalmers Thomas - The Application of Christianity to the Commercial and Ordinary Affairs of Life in a Series of Discourses

A poor copy externally in a worn full leather binding. Front board (and front end-paper) detached. Internally very good. Bookplate. Corner cut from front end-paper. 278 pages. Eight discourses by the well-known Scottish minister, including "The Guilt of Dishonesty not to be Estimated by the Gain of it", "On the great Christian Law of reciprocity between Man and Man", "On the Dissipation of Large Cities" and "On the love of Money".
Published : Chalmers & Collins, Glasgow 1820, Fifth Edition
£20.00

Cheever George B. - God Against Slavery: And the Freedom and Duty of the Pulpit to Rebuke it as a Sin Against God

Nd. c. 1859. A good copy in the original brown blind-stamped cloth with (part-faded) gilt lettering and decoration on spine. A little wear at head of spine. Ownership inscription. 272pp + 4pp adverts. Contains sermons against slavery delivered by Dr. Cheever and an address given by him at the Academy of Music.
Published : American Reform Tract and Book Society, Cincinnati,
£30.00

Chiel Arthur A. - Perspectives on Jews and Judaism Essays in Honour of Wolfe Kelman

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and with minor closed edge tears. This is an inscribed presentation copy by Wolfe Kelman. 483pp. Frontispiece.
Published : The Rabbinical Assembly, New York 1978, First Edition
£30.00

Chisholm Rev. James - Fifty Years Syne a Jubilee Memorial of the Presbyterian Church of Otago

Hardback. A near very good copy in decorated yellow cloth. Boards a bit dusty. Pp.xii,242. Many illustrations. The story of the early days of Scottish Presbyterianism in the Otago District of New Zealand's South Island.
Published : J. Wilkie & Co, Dunedin 1898, Second Edition
£15.00

Clarke Sidney W. - The Miracle Play in England an Account of the Early Religious Drama

Nd. c. 1900. A very good copy. 94pp + adverts. Illustrated. A little pencilled side-lining.
Published : William Andrews & Co, London, First Edition
£5.00

Clement XIV Pope - Lettres Interessantes Du Pape Clement XIV (Ganganelli ) First and Second Volumes

Two volumes in near very good condition in a full leather binding with five raised bands and elaborate gilt-tooling to the spine. Marbled end-papers. Page edges red. Bookplate of the author, Compton Mackenzie in each volume. Neat older ownership inscription in first volume. Volume I pp.xxviii,460. Engraved frontispiece. Vignette. Volume II,pp.xi,433. Vignette.
Published : Chex Lottin le Jeune, Paris 1776,
£75.00

Cockburn James Hutchison - The Celtic Church in Dunblane; a View of the Scottish Church from S. Ninian to the Culdees and the Coming of the Roman Catholic Church

A very good copy in the rather fragile dustwrapper which has a few tears and chips. Ownership inscription. Pp.viii,216. Maps. Illustrations. The book endeavours "to fit the early history of religion in Dunblane into its place in the Celtic Church of Scotland".
Published : The Society of Friends of Dunblane Cathedral 1954, First Edition
£15.00

Conybeare John - A Defence of Reveal'd Religion Against the Exceptions of a Late Writer, in His Book, Intituled, Christianity as Old as the Creation Etc

Hardback. A very good copy in a full leather binding with five raised bands on spine. Gift inscription on half-title. Very little foxing. Pp.[xii],467 + 5pp publisher's adverts. Conybeare was a noted 18th century theologian and Bishop of Bristol. This book is his response to Matthew Tindall's "Christianity as Old as the Creation."
Published : S. Wilmot, London 1732, First Edition
£120.00

Crombie, Rev. Alex. - Natural Theology ; or Essays on the Existence of Deity and of Providence, on the Immateriality of the Soul, and a Future State

Hardbacks. A two volume set in paper covered boards with some spine tears and chipping. Internally very good except for some end-paper foxing. Each volume bears, on the front fixed end-paper, the label of Fasque (the former home of the Gladstone family). Vol. I, pp.xxiii,604. Vol. II,pp.x,642 + one page list of other books published by the same author.
Published : T. Hunter and T. Hookham, London 1829, First Edition
£50.00

Dan-Fong Liang - Vatican and Italian Churches - Symbols of Western Christian Civilization : An Oriental Painter's View

Hardback. Square 4to. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 101 pages. A series of attractive paintings, mostly in colour with accompanying text in English, Chinese and Italian. Paintings mostly, but not exclusively, of churches.
Published : Linking Publishing Co., Taipei 2003, First Edition
£25.00

Dan-Fong Liang - Vatican and Italian Churches II - Symbols of Western Christian Civilization : An Oriental Painter's View

Hardback. Square 4to. A very good copy in a complete and untorn dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine. Inscribed by the artist. Gift inscription by two others. 101 pages. Numerous, mainly colour, illustrations accompanied by text in Italian, English and Chinese.
Published : Linking Publishing Co., Taipei 2005, First Edition
£30.00

De Queiroz, Eca - The Sweet Miracle

16mo. A good copy in grey covers which are a bit marked on lower board. 28pp. Decorated title letters. Translated by Edgar Prestage.
Published : B.H. Blackwell, Oxford 1916, Fifth Edition
£7.00

Dent John and McDonald Rory - Christian Heritage in the Borders

Softback. A very good copy. 64 pages. Illustrated. A few words have been highlighted. Examines the history of the Christian church in the Scottish Borders, its effect on the land and people, and the buildings and other remains which can be seen today. Includes a list of sites with access arrangements.
Published : Scottish Borders Council, Melrose 1998, First Edition
£8.00

Dewey Rev. Orville - The Theological Works

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth. Old ownership inscription. Pp.vi,671. Dewey's complete theological works in one volume.
Published : Richard Griffin & Co, London 1854,
£35.00

Dickinson J.C. - Monastic Life in Medieval England

A very good copy in a slightly worn but overall very good dustwrapper. Pp.xiii,160 + 32 plates. 6 plans.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, London 1961, First Edition
£14.00

Donaldson Gordon - The Faith of the Scots

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Some fading to the red spine lettering. Part of book token with gift inscription pasted to front fixed end-paper. Small ownership label. 160 pages. 16 illustrations. This is a history of Christianity in Scotland.
Published : B.T. Batsford, London 1990, First Edition
£20.00

Donaldson M.E.M. - Scotland's Suppressed History

Hardback. A fair copy only with some damp-spotting to the orange boards. Some foxing to early and late pages and to edges. No ownership inscription. 367 pages. 4 illustrations. The author's take on Scottish church history, essentially anti-Presbyterianism and the Covenanters and pro-Episcopalianism. A rather uncommon title by an author better known for her books of "Wanderings" in the Western Highlands and Islands and in Argyll.
Published : John Murray, London 1935, First Edition
£30.00

Drummond Andrew L. And Bulloch James - The Church in Victorian Scotland 1843-1874

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 367pp. The Scottish church in mid-Victorian history after the Disruption.
Published : The Saint Andrew Press, Edinburgh 1975, First Edition
£18.00

Drummond Andrew L. And Bulloch James - The Church in Victorian Scotland 1843-1874; and The Church in Late Victorian Scotland 1874-1900

Hardbacks. Published in 1975 and 1978 respectively. A very good two volume set in very good dustwrappers which show some fading to the spine (but with the lettering very clear). Neat ownership inscription in each volume is largely hidden by the front inner flap of the dustwrapper. 367 and 342 pages respectively. A well-regarded history of the Scottish church in Victorian times.
Published : The Saint Andrew Press, Edinburgh, First Edition
£30.00

Dubois Abbe J.A. - Hindu Manners Customs and Ceremonies

A good copy in dark blue cloth with some fading to spine. Some foxing to endpapers. 741pp. Portrait frontispiece. Translated and edited by Henry K. Beauchamp. Prefatory note by the Right Hon. F. Max Muller.
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1906, Third Edition
£10.00

Duby George - The Europe of the Cathedrals 1140-1280

4to. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper, all in a very good slip-case. 220 pages. Many fine full-page plates including tipped-in colour plates.
Published : Editions D'Art Albert Skira, Geneva 1966, First Edition
£24.00

Duke, John A. - The Columban Church

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Small neat ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xii,200. The first critical work on the church of St. Columba rather than on the saint himself.
Published : Oxford University Press 1932, First Edition
£20.00

Duncan John M. - Treatise on the Parochial Ecclesiastical Law of Scotland

A good copy which has been rebound with marbled boards and endpapers. Small ownership inscription. Pp.viii,864. A comprehensive work on Scottish church law.
Published : Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh 1864, First Edition
£35.00

Dunlop, A. Ian - The kirks of Edinburgh: the congregations, churches and ministersof the Presbytery of Edinburgh, Church of Scotland 1560-1984

Softback. A fine copy. 517 pages. Illustrated. "This book attempts to record something of the history of the congregations of the Presbytery of Edinburgh of the Church of Scotland as they are in 1984, four hundred years after the Church began to be organised into Presbyteries."
Published : Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh 1988, First Edition
£20.00

Dykes J. Oswald - From Jerusalem to Antioch: Sketches of the Primitive Church

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and in black on the upper board. A little edge foxing but otherwise a clean copy with no ownership inscription. Pp.viii,469 + 2pp adverts. A study of the early Christian Church.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1875, Second Thousand
£35.00

Elder John R. - The Highland Host of 1678

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. The spine is a little worn and has ink marks towards the foot. A better copy internally with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.vi,[i],156. This is the story of the billeting of Highland soldiers in the Covenanting areas of the west of Scotland in support of King Charles II's preference for episcopacy over presbyterianism.
Published : James Maclehose & Sons, Glasgow 1914, First Edition
£15.00

Erasmus - Colloquiorum Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami Familiarium Opus Aureum. Cum Scholiis Quibusdam Perquam Eruditis, Quae Difficiliora Passim Loca Diligenter Explicant. Editio Triplici Nomine Commendatissima

Hardback. A good copy internally in an old, worn and torn, full leather binding. Worming to margin of first few pages.Ownership inscription dated 1724. Pp.[12],471,[15]. Frontispiece. Text in Latin.
Published : R. Bonwicke et al, London 1721,
£120.00

Erskine Thomas - The Unconditional Freeness of the Gospel: In Three Essays

Hardback. A good plus copy in the original paper-covered boards. Paper title label on spine. Private library label on front fixed end-paper of Fasque (the ancestral home of the Gladstone family). No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.[vi],245. Erskine was an outstanding Scottish theologian of his day.
Published : Waugh & Innes, Edinburgh 1828, Second Edition
£90.00

Farquhar, Very Rev. George T.S. - Three Bishops of Dunkeld: Alexander, Rose and Watson 1743-1808

A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Bookplate of Restenneth Library. No other markings except for some writing on the front end-paper. 4 illustrations. A fairly uncommon title which is effectively two volumes in one.
Published : Privately Published 1915, First Edition
£42.00

Ferguson Richard S. - Early Cumberland and Westmorland Friends: A Series of Biographical Sketches of Early Members of the Society of Friends in Those Counties

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's decorated reddish cloth with title in gilt on spine which shows some fading. Yellow endpapers. Partly unopened. No inscriptions. Moderate foxing to page ends. 208 pages. Protected in a removable cover. Contains biographical sketches of early Cumberland and Westmorland Quakers.
Published : F. Bowyer Kitto, London 1871, First Edition
£75.00

Fermor Patrick Leigh - A Time to Keep Silence

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. In a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little wear and tear to the top edge. Previous owner's ex libris plate to front free end-paper. 95 pages. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. An account of the author's travels to the Rock Monasteries of Cappadocia and other abbeys and monasteries.
Published : John Murray, London 1957, First Unlimited Edition
£42.00

Fleming David Hay (Editor) - Register of the Minister Elders and Deacons of the Christian Congregation of St. Andrews Comprising the Proceedings of the Kirk Session and of the Court of the Superintendent of Fife Fothrick and Strathearn 1559-1600 Part First and Part Second

Hardbacks. The two volume set, published in 1889 and 1890, in the original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Some damp-spotting/fading to the boards of both volumes. Both volumes very good internally and unopened. Pp.cvi,1016 (continuous pagination). Illustrated. Preface and Notes by the editor.
Published : T & A Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh, First Edition
£95.00

Fleming John - Life of Alexander Fleming, D.D., Minister of the Parish of Neilston

Hardback. A good plus copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Front hinges cracked. Ownership inscription. Pp.viii,543. Alexander Fleming lived from 1769 to 1844 and was Minister of Neilston, Renfrewshire for forty years.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1883, First Edition
£15.00

Fletcher Canon J.R. - Short History of St. Michael's Mount Cornwall

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. 83pp. 14 illustrations.
Published : Privately Published 1951, First Edition
£6.00

Frankel Jonathan (Editor) - Dark Times, Dire Decisions: Jews and Communism (Studies in Contemporary Jewry)

Hardback. A fine copy in a dustwrapper which would be fine but for a very small tear at the foot of the spine. A nice, clean, unmarked copy. Pp.xv,393. 26 figures (in an Article entitled "Jews, Communism and Art in Interwar America" by Ezra Mendelsohn). This is volume XX of the annual "Studies in Contemporary Jewry."
Published : Oxford University Press for the Institute of Contemporary Jewry 2004,
£38.00